I was born in a country town in 1954 and grew up in the same town enjoying a great childhood in 1950s and 60s. I moved to Melbourne in the early 1970s when I finished school to begin working as a office junior or “Girl Friday” as it was called back then.
I have fond memories of a childhood when children could play outside all day with the other kids who lived in the street day only coming home when it was dark. The corner Milk Bar had a large display of lollies in boxes so you could choose the ones you wanted to buy. I remember listening to programs on the radio as a child and the excitement when we got a TV at home.
The photos above are my first baby photo which was taken in the kitchen as you can see part of kitchen cabinet in the background. The second photo was taken in the front garden at my grandparents house with my favourite doll. I am wearing my good “Sunday best” clothes including a ribbon in my hair and there was always an expectation that you would not get your good clothes dirty which at times was difficult when you are a child.